More than 500 visual artists will open their art studios, collaborative work spaces, garages, and homes — to engage with the public, showcase their remarkable work, and encourage fellowship — during the 23rd annual Eastside Culture Crawl, taking place across Vancouver's Eastside community from November 14 to 17, 2019. Encompassing the region bounded by Columbia Street, 1st Avenue, Victoria Drive, and the Waterfront, the Eastside Arts District is home to the highest concentration of visual artists, designers, and craft makers in Canada. The Crawl eagerly welcomes arts patrons and collectors, community builders, and inquisitive tourists to immerse themselves in this enriching community of artists through on-site visits, and interactive installations. This year, the beloved arts festival is excited to offer an expanded lineup of events with the addition of the Displacement Exhibition and a series of free artist talks hosted at various studios throughout Vancouver's Eastside.
This season, the Crawl is encouraging a deeper connection with artists through a brand-new curated series of free artist talks and conversations taking place at various studios in advance of the Crawl, from November 4 to 9, 2019. Hosted by 14 Crawl participants in their own studios, these intimate and entertaining talks will further illuminate each host's artistic vision and process within a studio setting, deepening the connection between artist and admirer.
Members of the public are invited to supplement their Eastside Culture Crawl experience through a number of feature presentations, workshops, demonstrations, and exhibitions, including:
DISPLACEMENT: EASTSIDE CULTURE CRAWL SPECIAL EXHIBIT
On at various venues from October 29–November 24, 2019
A juried exhibition of works by Metro Vancouver visual artists who have faced the challenges of eviction or have found ways to survive displacement.
ARTS FACTORY (281 Industrial Avenue)
November 2–10, 2019 | Opening Reception: November 2, 2019, 8:30-10pm
FIREHALL ARTS CENTRE (280 E. Cordova Street)
October 29–November 24, 2019 | Opening Reception: November 6, 2019, 5-7pm
THE CULTCH (1895 Venables Street)
October 29–November 24, 2019 | Opening Reception: November 6, 2019, 6-8pm
ALTERNATIVE CREATIONS GALLERY (1659 Venables Street)
October 29–November 17, 2019 | Opening Reception: November 6, 2019, 6-8pm
3rd Annnual Benefit and Culture Crawl Festival Launch
November 2, 2019 | Arts Factory (281 Industrial Avenue)
6-8:30pm — Cocktails and Canapes
8:30-10pm — No Host Bar
Tickets: $75 | Art Roulette $375
Tickets at: www.culturecrawl.ca/takeflight2019
November 4–8, 2019 at 7pm | November 9, 2019 at 2pm
A curated series of intimate and entertaining talks by 2019 Culture Crawl artists, designers, and craftspeople, at various studios.
Artist Schedule at: www.culturecrawl.ca/events/talking-art
MOVING ART: CULTURE CRAWL'S SIXTH ANNUAL PROJECTION OF FILM & VIDEO
November 14–17, 2019 | Noon to 11pm daily | Strange Fellows Brewing (1345 Clark Drive)
A showing of evocative, art-based, contemporary silent films.
Film & Video Schedule at: www.culturecrawl.ca/events/moving-art-2019
CLOSING FILM NIGHT WITH MARINA ROY
November 22, 2019 at 7pm | The Arts Factory (281 Industrial Avenue)
ECCS and Cineworks present an evening of films with cross-disciplinary artist and UBC Associate Professor Marina Roy.
For more information, visit: www.culturecrawl.ca/events/animism-animal-activism
Full listings for all Eastside Culture Crawl events, artists, talks, and locations can be found at www.culturecrawl.ca/events.
23rd Annual Eastside Culture Crawl
Dates: November 14–17, 2019
Thursday & Friday: 5pm-10pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am-6pm
Address: Various Eastside Locations Between
Columbia St., 1st Ave., Victoria Drive, and the Waterfront
Photo: East Van by Iris Mes Low
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